Quand il me prend dans ses bras
I will drive to my favorite beach on Rt. 1, set up a beach chair, and watch dogs romp. Maybe write in my journal.
Il me parle tout bas,
Road trip!! I don’t care where I go – but there will be a 2 hour road trip, complete (compleat) with ragingly good tunes.
Je vois la vie en rose.
Spend an entire day watching some reality TV-show marathon – my brains will be mush, and this will complete the process. I watched a Project Runway marathon when I had a cold, and I think it's the only way to do reality TV. Pure mental junk food, and I loved it. In the alternative, get season 2 of "24" and watch it obsessively. (I did this with season 1 – thanks Jerry!)
Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Movies. I have at least a movie a week in me for AT least a year, if not more. I have this crazy fantasy of sprinting down the aisle of not-Blockbuster, and just sweeping movies into a shopping cart, and cackling. More realistically, I’ll probably get NetFlix and put so many movies in my queue that I can never die.
Des mots de tous les jours,
I will take my long-suffering best friend Pat to lunch at Café Niebaum-Coppola, and then wander down to the Borders.
Et ca me fait quelque chose.
I will take my mom shopping and not look at my watch once. In one of those weird mother-daughter ironies, my mother swears by my taste in clothes and will not wear ANYTHING that I haven’t approved, yet hates the things I put together for myself. I’ve told her that I hate hate hate shopping with her, but I will take her on a veritable shopping spree – she deserves it.
Il est entre dans mon coeur
On my list of things to do before I leave DC: visit the National Arboretum. I’ve been rediscovering my inner botanist, and exploring photographing plants. I’ll say this much for them, they never move and ruin the shot!
Une part de bonheur
Prevail upon all of my friends to send me their top 5 books from the last 3 years (oh what the hell, let’s make it 5 years.) Because I’m a big geek, I will compile a HUGE list – priority determined by number of "hits" for each title. And then, I will go to TOWN. Even after 3 years of reading multiple hundreds of pages every day, I love love love to read, and miss fiction like my favorite aunt. I can’t wait for the family reunion.
Dont je connais la cause.
Visit one of my oldest friends (it doesn’t hurt that she lives in NYC and has a guest bedroom!) Her house is a sanctuary. We’ve known each other for so so long, and we put no pressure on each other. If we don’t want to leave the house, we don’t. If we want to go the diner on the corner in our PJs, we will. She’s a great hostess. I can’t wait to recharge my batteries.
C'est lui pour moi. Moi pour lui
Make peace with selling the very first house I ever owned. Get through moving with a minimum of angst and anxiety. I know that it will be yet another emotional rollercoaster for me, and that I accept. But, I do want to keep extraneous bullshit to a minimum.
Dans la vie,
Music. I have a lot of catching up to do here too. With the last of my Lexis points, I finally purchased a Stevie Wonder collection. My.God.So.Good. I shed actual tears. This was a bit embarassing, since I was practically shoulder-to-shoulder with other people studying for the Bar. I had to do the "oh there’s something in my eye causing me to tear up, oh wait – now it’s the other eye too" napkin-dabbing thing.
Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie.
Journée de beauté! Give me an S! Give me a P! Give me an A!
Et des que je l'apercois
Go to Lavandou and have a glass of ridiculously good Chilean red - and use my two phrases of Dutch on the bartender (or my four phrases of Spanish if it's the Chilean guy.)
Alors je sens en moi
Shower Gia with love, attention, and cat treats. In all honesty, law school has probably been hardest on her.
Mon coeur qui bat
I will spend time by myself just being. No agenda, no deadline, no schedule, nothing tickling the back of my mind, no guilt. Just a glass of iced tea and the sound of my own breathing.